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About Us

Fountain Products:

A Rich History of Service

In the early sixties, the parents of John R. Phillips owned and operated a family style restaurant in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. After his father took ill, John began to help his mother with the restaurant—picking up food and other supplies in the downtown Pittsburgh area. By 1970, John was seeing serious business potential in building a family-owned supply service. Having realized that family-owned businesses liked the idea of dealing with family-owned suppliers, he went ahead and rented warehouse space in the neighboring town of Bethel Park, PA, and started Fountain Products. Dealing in paper goods and cleaning supplies at the time, Fountain thrived off of the fact that its high regard for the family-owned business resonated with local restaurant and supply store owners. By 1975, John had added a sizable inventory of utensils, cooking and preparation equipment to his warehouse. In addition to supplying restaurants, he began designing and providing consultation for the food service industry.

Mission Statement


Fountain Products has been built from the ground up by a group of hard-working individuals, all of whom are committed to their customers as well as their industry. Above other things, our staff takes great pride in both the care and the quality service we provide to our customers - we stand by the idea that large corporations typically aren't able to offer the kind of personal and professional commitment to clients that we do. For this reason, we have devoted immeasurable hours as well as great strides of effort to ensuring that our customers are happy and satisfied. Our mission is to provide superior service. We feel that this practice exemplifies what it truly means to do exceptional business, and therefore shall continue to reach for improvement. Think of us as being a partner in your success. We're proud to say that we've served the community this way for over 50 years now, and plan on doing so for years to come under the second-generation leadership of Angelo Piacquadio, John's youngest son. Angelo has worked alongside his father since he was a knee high, and is steeped in all aspects of the restaurant industry, with experience ranging in everything from operations to equipment and smallwares. Now, let Angelo serve you as we continue our rich tradition of keeping customers satisfied.